A roller-coaster day for the Yamaha Rising Star Rookies saw KTM-mounted Blake Fox claim a tight Murray Bridge victory from Corban Weinert (Husqvarna) at Murray Bridge.

The pair both finished the day on 60 points, with Yamaha’s Liam Andrews filling the final spot on the podium, just one point behind.

Andrews led all eight laps of the opening race to win from Korey McMahon (KTM) and Weinert. Fox finished fourth after running as high as second early on, with Dante Hyam (Honda) placing fifth.

In the Rookies’ second outing WA KTM racer Regan Duffy took the moto honours after passing Fox late in the race. Weinert again finished a consistent third, ahead of a hard-charging Noah Ferguson (KTM) and Levi Rogers (GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing).

1 Blake Fox (KTM) 60
2 Corban Weinert (Husqvarna) 60
3 Liam Andrews (Yamaha) 59
4 Korey McMahon (KTM) 55
5 Levi Rogers (Yamaha) 51
6 Dante Hyam (Honda) 51
7 Noah Ferguson (KTM) 49
8 Regan Duffy (KTM) 46
9 Kipp Adams (Honda) 42
10 Hugh Roache (KTM) 42

The 2018 Pirelli MX Nationals now heads into its traditional mid-season break. Round six will be held at Conondale, Queensland, on Sunday, 1 July.